Guerdon Guer"don, n. [OF. guerdon, guerredon, LL. widerdonum (influenced by L. donum gift, cf. Donation ), fr. OHG. widarl[=o]n; widar again, against (G. wider wieder) + l[=o]n reward, G. lohn, akin to AS. le['a]n Goth. laun. See Withers.] A reward; requital; recompense; -- used in both a good and a bad sense. --Macaulay. So young as to regard men's frown or smile As loss or guerdon of a glorious lot. --Byron. He shall, by thy revenging hand, at once receive the just guerdon of all his former villainies. --Knolles.